Whether you know it or not, we have all suffered a HUGE loss here on Doodle Kisses! On November 18, we lost Jackdoodle to bloat, a senseless problem that is unexplainable.
Here on DK we have become accustomed to getting help with all our needs. Anything from "What kind of food is best?" to "Should I take my dog to the vet?" and "My vet has prescribed prescription food, what are my options?" Many times those answers come from one of our best and most knowledgable members. Karen (& JackDoodle) has spent so much time researching every little detail of every food so that we all benefit greatly when trying to choose the best for our babies. JackDoodle was a rescue and he came with many health issues. He also came with a LOT of love to give! Because of his health problems, his Mama did tons of research on many different ailments that we have all benefitted from. To say that he saved lives is an understatement. I personally know that because of him, Karen helped us save the life of Annie, a Doodle we rescued off the streets. I know there are more stories out there. There are many who were spared heartache and pain because of her knowledge, many who saved money because of that knowledge. I will go so far as to say that I have trusted her information more than that of my vet at times! (Don't get me wrong, my dogs do go to the vet regularly but sometimes, even a vet doesn't get it right). I know many of us have suffered the same kind of loss and the same heartache and unfortunately, this one brings us all together. Because we know Karen (and Jack), our lives have been changed for good!
One of our most beloved members could sure use our help but would never ask for it herself! Anyone who is also grieving may wonder what you can do to help. If, like me, you are looking for a more personal way to help out with the huge ($8300) vet bill she was left with, you can send your donation directly thru PayPal to : email@example.com. There is no fee for the giver or recipient if sent this way. Leslie (& Halas) will make sure Karen gets all the contributions.
Another option is to send a paypal donation directly to DoodleKisses and DK will make up the pennies lost in the transaction (paypal takes 2% or so): Donate via DK -- just be sure to write "for Karen" as a note so DK knows it is for her.
Please contact me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message here on DK if you'd like additional options. However, If you'd rather donate in memory of Jack please do so here: https://www.guidingeyes.org or here: http://morrisanimalfoundation.org. These are both wonderful organizations that Karen supports.
Forever Would Not Have Been Long Enough.
November 28, 2004 - November 18, 2017